#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Share What You Love

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Share What You Love

Hey, friends. I’m late to the Game of Thrones party. Honestly? I watched the first episode years ago and was rather traumatized. (I don’t do gore.) But I love fantasy and I knew that I would love the storyline… And in the end I just had to know what happened to...
#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Embrace Your True Self

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Embrace Your True Self

Hey, friends! I once had someone tell me: “You live such a charmed life.” I don’t remember the context of the conversation or why she rolled her eyes when she said it, but the comment has stuck with me for years. I’ve been indignant (As if! I work my tail off, thank...
#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Share Your Story

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Share Your Story

Hey, friends! I write fiction. And I used to think that admission had to come couched in an apology. A typical conversation with a new acquaintance: “So, what do you do?” “I… um… I write.” Sheepish, because I know how wrong this conversation can go. Have you read...
Book Club Hacks: Dealing with Non-Readers

Book Club Hacks: Dealing with Non-Readers

I started my own Book Club about 7 years ago when I moved to a new town and was desperate to meet people. Since my first novel was published in 2014, I’ve visited (live and via FaceTime) dozens of Book Clubs across the country and I know these three things for sure:...
#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Encourage and Inspire

#MuseMonday with Nicole Baart: Encourage and Inspire

Hey, friends. Happy Monday! I will never forget my first big publishing meet and greet. My debut novel had released six months prior, and my publisher decided to fly me out to a retail show so I could sign books and rub shoulders with some industry professionals. To...
#MuseMonday: Welcome to Muse Monday

#MuseMonday: Welcome to Muse Monday

Hey, friends. Happy Monday! Or, not so much…? For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Nicole Baart. I’m a novelist, philanthropist, and mother of five kids from four different countries. I love words and I love connecting with people. I also love Mondays...